November 30 (Renewables Now) - Dutch wind turbine manufacturer Lagerwey and NovaWind, a unit of Russian state-controlled nuclear energy company Rosatom, today launched their planned joint venture (JV).
The new company, called Red Wind BV, will deliver 388 wind turbines till 2022 under the current production programme, Lagerwey said. The Dutch manufacturer will supply components for the first 60 turbines.
The JV agreement was completed at the WindEurope exhibition in Amsterdam. It follows a license agreement for Lagerwey's technology signed earlier this year.
Lagerwey will contribute its technology and expertise in 2.5-MW and 4.5-MW wind turbines and help Red Wind with training staff for the manufacturing of the turbines and the operation of the wind farms. The JV will lead the localisation programme in Russia, contracting and providing qualification to the suppliers of NovaWind's production sites in Volgodonsk, Lagerwey said.
Rosatom won 610 MW and 360 MW of wind power capacity in local auctions held in 2016 and 2017.